Colorado Teaching for Artistic Behavior (Professional Renewal)

A Graduate Course for Application of the Conference Content

This course will require participants to explore the themes presented at the Colorado Teaching for Artistic Behavior Conference with further readings, research and reflexive writings.

In this two-day workshop, participants will be introduced to Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB), also known as Choice-Based Art Education, which is a style of teaching that emphasizes individual strengths and fosters creativity in carefully constructed environments designed for student-directed learning. The 2023 conference will cover Introduction of the Teaching for Artistic Behavior Philosophy for newcomers and discussions examining new directions and applications for experienced TAB teachers.

Concepts will include advocacy for TAB methods of teaching, practical ideas for implementation of learning based on student choice, use of contemporary art in a TAB classroom, creating inclusive learning environments in person or online, the role of play and innovation in at home learning, and time envisioning new directions. The conference will include break-out sessions for newcomers, experienced TAB teachers, and different grade levels.

Course will be graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory upon completion of requirements.

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